Accelrys
3.3 of 5 32 reviews
www.accelrys.com San Diego, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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ACCL - not for me!

Sales (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Accelrys

ProsACCL is the world's largest life science software company (or at least they make that claim) and if what you're looking for then this might be the right place for you.

ConsWorking for a publicly held company isn't all it's cracked up to be. Accelrys' strategy is to grow through M&A (they are sitting on a ton of cash) and management doesn't seem to make any efforts to integrate new acquisitions with the existing product line in a way that makes sense. Legacy companies/divisions are extremely territorial and protective of their turf and often unwilling to help out others. Even at HQ in San Diego, there are turf battles between biz opps, marketing, sales, services and support.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to hire managers who can make tough decisions. Paralysis analysis is crippling ACCL and it won't get better as long as your managers feels like everything is being second guessed up the chain. Managers and employees need clear goals (and incentives that support those goals) and a careful balance between Responsibilities, Accountability and the Authority to make things happen. Good luck!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging, exciting

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Pros: Accelrys offers many products across many disciplines. Cons: Management could use more scientific leadership. More

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Great if you love science and nice people, but not great if your a Tech Happy person.

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San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Accelrys


Pros: Lots of great customers with a global footprint Stable and a… Cons: Too much of a focus on Science and not enough in… Advice to Senior Management: Be better listeners and follow up on feedback. Provide more career guidance and opportunities… More

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